Reflection in Swft

Reflection allows you to inspect the internal structure of types at run time. For example it is useful for testing private members of class.

In Swift a reflection is implemented through Mirror API.

let mirror = Mirror(reflecting: targetObject)

// some members can other inner name, for example, 
// "$__lazy_storage_$_tableView" for "lazy var tableView: UITableView = ..."
for child in mirror.children { 
    print("Property name:", child.label)
    print("Property value:", child.value)

Mirror API allows to handle properties of specified type.

Mirror.reflectProperties(of: targetObject) {
    (child: Preloadable) in
        // ... do something with child